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Danish Research Center To Explore Mysteries of Earth's Interior 56

Posted by samzenpus
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An anonymous reader writes "The DanSeis Centre at the University of Copenhagen has just received a grant of more than €3 million from the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education to investigate and tackle one of geoscience's great mysteries: do mantle plumes, hypothetically buoyant regions of heated mantle material rising towards the earth's surface, actually exist?"
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Danish Research Center To Explore Mysteries of Earth's Interior

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  • Great News (Score:5, Funny)

    by guttentag (313541) on Friday March 16, 2012 @04:14AM (#39374821) Journal
    I will be watching this closely, as I have often wondered what on Earth is at the center of a Danish [wikipedia.org].
  • by philip.paradis (2580427) on Friday March 16, 2012 @04:49AM (#39374971)

    If the planet is consuming too many plum filled danishes, I can certainly understand hot bubbles of materials rising up.

    Oh, sorry, you said "plume," not "plum." Never mind. Also, for anyone who thought of hot grits and/or Natalie Portman while reading the above, you've got issues bro.

  • Danish (Score:3, Funny)

    by Plammox (717738) on Friday March 16, 2012 @07:08AM (#39375437)
    The horrible abominations you call Danish pastry over in the US, I wouldn't even feed to the pigs. I wouldn't mind my nationality being associated with a custard-filled fatty pastry, if only it was a delicious custard-filled fatty pastry. For heaven's sake, turn them into bio fuel or something, because they certainly aren't suitable for human consumption.

    Same goes for your coffee, by the way. :-)

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